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Famous Deaths In December - 31

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0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  

0335  On this day in history death of st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.  

0439  On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on this day in history.  

1302  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

1382  Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.  

1384  On December - 31 john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  On this day in history death of thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

1460  On this day in history death of edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443)  

1510  On this day in history death of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472)  

1535  On this day in history death of william Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465)  

1568  On December - 31 death of shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)  

1575  Death of Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502) on December - 31.  

1583  Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on this day in history.  

1610  On December - 31 death of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)  

1616  Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on this day in history.  

1647  On December - 31 giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies  

1650  Death of Dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

1652  Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.  

1673  Death of Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on this day in history.  

1679  Death of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608) on December - 31.  

1691  Death of Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641) on December - 31.  

1719  On this day in history john Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73  

1733  Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44 on December - 31.  

1742  On December - 31 death of karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661)  

1775  On December - 31 richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British  

1799  Death of Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723) on this day in history.  

1802  On this day in history francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89  

1809  On December - 31 franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75  

1818  On this day in history jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77  

1848  Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69 on December - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

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0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  

1378  On December - 31 birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  On December - 31 birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  On December - 31 birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On this day in history birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on this day in history.